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Bob Ezrin

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Bob Ezrin (born 1949 in Toronto, Ontario) is a musician and record producer.

Bob Ezrin is a legendary record producer who first attained fame in the 1970's producing classic albums for Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel and KISS. His most famous production of Pink Floyd's the Wall is considered to be one of the most important rock albums of all time. He has been described as having an intense personality, and as the "Francis Ford Coppola" of record producers. His production style tends to employ arranging techniques from classical music. He is noted as an innovator and technical ground-breaker having been one of the earliest adopters of multi-machine recording and computer sequencing, sampling and editing. He has continued to produce successfully into the late 90's and 00's working lately with such artists as Jane's Addiction, the Darkness, the Deftones, and Nine Inch Nails.

Ezrin is also reagrded as a new media visionary and a successful entrepreneur. In 1993 he co-founded a computer software company called 7th Level which developed and published educational and entertainment CD-ROMs including a highly popular and ground-breaking series of Monty Python games.

In 1999 he co-founded Engima Digital, a internet radio provider which was sold to Clear Channel where he became vice-chairman of CCI.

Ezrin was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the Juno Awards in April 2004.

Ezrin produced the film Fade to Black, starring Jay-Z, which was released in November 2004.

Ezrin currently produces music through Sanctuary Producer Management in Los Angeles and works with @radicalmedia in New York on film, TV and theatrical productions.

Ezrin is a governor of NARAS, Vice President of the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a governor of the Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership and a founder of MusiCan, CARAS' music education initiative.he:בוב אזרין

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